Aug 29, 2013

Terrific Thursday!

Thursdays are terrific, right?  They mean only one more day until the weekend. And this weekend is a holiday weekend, which makes it even more terrific! :)

Last week, I showed the squares I contributed toward the Fundraiser Quilt that will be raffled off. Excitedly, we all laid out the squares... arranged, and rearranged the squares until we were all happy with the outcome. Here's the mock up of our squares:

Here's some close ups:


Each of us took a row and sewed the two-toned red sashing onto the squares. It was tricky seeing as some "quilters" weren't very accurate in their square sizes. I had to make sure each square was 12.5" and had to do some trimming and adding. Overall, I think my row turned out really well.

Over the weekend, a couple of the ladies finished sewing all the rows together and delivered the top, batting, and backing to the person who was to quilt it together for us.  Here's what it looks like *almost* finished:

I've already bought my raffle tickets!

Tricia at The Stampers Stitches is hosting a cute giveaway. Click on over and check it out if you like tiny bears.

A while back, I had won a blog giveaway hosted by Chris at Tot Hill Farm Stitches.  I had totally forgotten about it until the package arrived in the mail.  What a great surprise!

Thank you, Chris!
I finished the mailart exchange piece over the weekend, but can't show a photo until it reaches its new home.  I plan on getting to the P.O. this weekend so hopefully I can show it in a week or so.

I received Summer Splendor by Little House Needleworks as a "traveling pattern".  I started stitching on it this week and am about 1/2 finished.  Haven't gotten around to take a progress photo yet. 
Since I'm thinking it'll be finished soon, I think I'll just wait until I have a finish to show.

Until next time,



Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! That quilt is gorgeous!!!! Everyone did a great job on the squares. Your exchange package is beautiful. Love Blackbird designs. I am going to enjoy watching you stitch it up. Looking forward to seeing a photo of your LHN traveling project. Stay cool. We are still having some triple digit weather with the humidity pretty high too. Looking forward to having some cooler weather here.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Berly said...

The quilt is beautiful! Good luck on the raffle!

Vickie said...

Oh the quilt turned out great Meari.

cucki said...

Wow the quilt is looking so lovely.
Big hugs x

Anonymous said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Everyone did an excellent job. Good Luck on the raffle.

Nice giveaway from Chris. I can't wait to see your mailart exchange.

What a great traveling pattern by LHN.

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend.


Emily in NC said...

Anybody who get that quilt will be very lucky it is FABULOUS!!

Anonymous said...

The quilt looks beautiful Meari. It's huge!!!!

Karin in MA

Anonymous said...

I love that quilt. An amazing way to help raise funds.


MaryT said...

Meari what a wonderful quilt.

Mary Louise in IN

Vicky L said...

Quilt is gorgeous! Good luck on the raffle. I can't wait to see your finish pieces.

Denise SA said...

Dear Meari the quilt is beautiful hope you win it

Faith... said...

The quilt turned out beautiful! Hope it raises lots of money for your co-worker!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is turning out to be very lovely. I could actually spot your blocks in the nearly finished photo. Good Luck on the raffle drawing.

Dee in TN

RuthB said...

Beautiful work on the quilt. And cool stitching possibilities! Somehow I'd missed Summer Splendor. Hmmmm he looks so cute.

Debbie said...

The quilt is beautiful! Love the travelling pattern too.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

The quilt is gorgeous, keeping the colours limited really helps it to look coordinated; what a wonderful idea for a fundraiser :) Congratulations on your win too!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful and good luck on the draw.

You are so lucky to win such a lovely package.


Pam in IL said...

Wow, that quilt turned out great! Congrats on winning the giveaway. Can't wait to see your finish on the traveling pattern.

Kay said...

The quilt is beautiful!! Good luck on the drawing! Have a great weekend!

*-* said...

What a stunning quilt, Meari, It looks fantastic. I like your two stitching projects, they look very pretty.

Sandie said...

I wouldn't mind winning that quilt either! Red white and blue would do for UK as well as US people!! What a lovely surprise package - I love it when things turn up that I'd forgotten about ordering/winning. Makes it twice as nice a surprise!

Sue said...

Helo my SD!! I absolutely LOVE this stunning is just beautiful.

I love the things you won on the blog, as well as the LHN you are stitching! Can't wait to see an update. I have that chart....just need to do it, right? LOL

October is getting closer!!!! Laura and I are really excited about the MB retreat!

Sue your SM

Chris said...

The quilt is amazing. Very wonderful.
Have a great weekend!
So glad the chart made it :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job everyone did on the quilt! I hope you win the raffle!

Betty W.

Anonymous said...


That quilt looks wonderful.
You all made wonderful work in it :)

I really like to look all beautiful photos and read your blog


Kathy Bradford said...

I love reading your blog you do such great stitching and always glad to see it Sincerely Kathy B in Ohio

Mary Ivancicts said...

WOW! What a Quilt! Beautiful job! Is it too late to buy a ticket?

Akila said...

WOW, a beautiful quilt!! Summer splendor looks very cute. Can't wait to see your mail art

Anne said...

That quilt is amazing! I just started quilting myself so I know how hard it is to line things up probably, and boy do you have to! I just love how each block is unique and made by someone different!